The modern era of Information Technology has put several industries on the course of evolution. One such industry is healthcare, which is rapidly changing. One aspect of that change is telehealth.
Telehealth is the delivery of medical services by employing comprehensive and sophisticated use of telecommunication technologies. It could be as simple as a phone conversation with a doctor, or it could be as detailed as paid video conversations between a patient and his preferred doctor.
Lack of access to convenient healthcare is a growing problem across the world. To see a capable physician, one may have to wait weeks at a time. To see your average General Physician, the waiting time can extend over an hour. The time frame to see a Specialist is even longer. These inconveniences result in one ignoring healthcare.
If you're a doctor, telehealth allows you to increase your revenue with absolutely no overhead. It provides you with the ability to treat patients who may not be able to visit your clinic, or perhaps simply because certain specialties are not available in the patient's region. You are allowed complete control over your appointments. In that, you can set your own hours and see patients across the world at your convenience. You even have the option of accepting or declining a particular patient. Furthermore, you get a chance to increase your global influence and treat patients from all around the globe.
If you're a patient, you have the ability to get consultations from expert panel of doctors from across the world. No matter where you are, or what time it is, you will always have a doctor at the touch of button. Suffering from an illness is unfortunate, many a times, painful. What adds to that pain is inconvenience and avoidable discomforts such as waiting periods, and traffic. You can choose to bypass all that. Furthermore, you can see a doctor of your choosing, from any part of the world, at any time, throughout the year.